Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Block Text Messages From Unwanted Phone Numbers in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has the default text message blocker feature that will let you block unwanted phone numbers from sending you text messages by adding the phone number to the block list. When a text message from a blocked number arrives, you won't be notified and the message won't be listed in your inbox or conversation list because it will be redirected automatically to the Blocked messages folder.


How to block text messages from unwanted phone numbers?
As the example, we'll add a phone number to the block list by using three different methods: from the Messages app settings menu, from a conversation, and from a call log.

Method #1: From the Messages app settings menu
  1. Open Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Block messages.
  4. Tap Block list.
  5. Enter the required phone number you want to block in the Enter number field. Alternatively, you can tap Inbox to add the sender of a message in the Messages app to the block list or tap Contacts to add a contact from your contacts list to the block list. Tap to add the phone number to the block list. Repeat this step to add more numbers to the list.
  6. The selected phone number has been added to the block list and all text messages come from this phone number will be blocked.


Method #2: From a conversation
  1. While you're reading a message comes from an unwanted phone number, tap More at the top right and then select Block number.
  2. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Message block to the right to enable it. If needed, you can also delete all conversations with the selected phone number by checking the box in the left side of the Delete conversation option. Tap OK button.
  3. The sender of the selected conversation has been added to the block list and all text messages come from this phone number will be blocked.


Method #3: From a call log
  1. While you're in the call log, tap the required log whose text messages you want to block.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Block/unblock number.
  3. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Message block to the right to enable it and then tap OK button.
  4. The phone number of the selected call log has been added to the block list and all text messages come from this phone number will be blocked.

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